New MAC Purchases: Twig & Velvet Teddy

There’s no hiding the fact that I have quite a severe addiction to buying lipsticks, so adding to my collection becomes almost routine. I’ve read endless blog posts and watched countless YouTube videos admiring MAC lipstick collections and always wanted to start one myself, so to now have my own growing collection of MAC lipsticks is certainly very satisfying. I decided to have a little splurge and ended up buying two of their lipsticks; I couldn’t choose between both of them because they are both so pretty (oops…)

Twig (left) is a shade that I hadn’t seen as much of as Velvet Teddy, but after looking at the shade on the website and doing my research to see how it looked in a swatch, I knew I had to buy it. It’s slightly different to shades I usually go for (brown/pink nudes) but the gorgeous deeper pink and mauve undertones to this lipstick are so flattering and I feel like it really compliments my skin tone well. This lipstick is a satin formula, so feels slightly creamier than a matte however the staying power is still pretty exceptional and doesn’t dry out the lips too much. I definitely feel like this lipstick will be one that I will be wearing throughout the whole of Autumn. 

Velvet Teddy (right) is probably one of MAC’s most popular shades, especially amongst younger girls aspiring to follow Kylie Jenner’s famous lipstick trend. I’ve always noticed that this lipstick seemed to look amazing on anyone who wore it as it’s such a versatile and pretty nude shade that can be worn with any makeup look from simple to dramatic. It has the perfect balance between brown and pink tones, which looks so beautiful on the lips. I’m so glad I bought this lipstick as I’ve wanted it for so long and the matte formula means that the gorgeous colour stays put for even longer too!

Do you have Twig or Velvet Teddy in your collection? What is your favourite MAC lipstick?